A new poker personality was inducted into the Australian Poker Hall of Fame and the achievements of two poker players were acknowledged at a special ceremony held just before the Aussie Millions 2014 began.
Joe Hachem, the chairman of the Australian Poker Hall of Fame, and its members formally welcomed Graeme Putt, the new member. Putt plays online poker under the user name KiwiG.
Putt, who has been a successful poker player from 1994, has definitely proven his poker abilities over these years. He has taken part in several prestigious live poker events all over the world and has achieved spectacular results.
In 2004, he was crowned the champion of the Main Event of the Victorian Poker Champs. Last year, he reached the final table twice at the inaugural session of the World Series of Poker (WSOP) Asia Pacific Championship series. He has also won cash prizes worth more than US$650k in a number of noteworthy poker events. Thanks to all these achievements, he got a place in the list of top five poker earners in New Zealand.
The achievements of two young poker players, who have just embarked on their poker careers, were acknowledged on these occasions. The Australian Poker Hall of Fame feels that these players have an important role to play in the future of poker.
One of them, Jackie Glazier, a leading female professional poker player in Australia, has a number of accomplishments to her credit. Glazier has won a total of US$1.2 millions playing poker. She has also finished in the cash seven times at WSOP events. She finished as the runner-up of a $3k buy-in No Limit Hold’em tournament held in 2012 and in the 31st position in the WSOP 2013 Main Event. She also won a WSOP bracelet in the WSOPE 2013 Ladies Event. She is now a sponsored poker pro at 888 Poker.
The other player is Jarred Graham, who has been long considered as one of the top poker players in Australia. He has achieved a lot of success at high-stakes poker games held throughout the length and breadth of the country. He has also shown the world that he is an excellent poker tournaments player by winning over US$1 million. He emerged as the champion of the WSOP 2013 $1,500 buy-in PL Omaha Hi/Lo tournament.
Keeping track of the future poker achievements of Jarred, Graeme, and Jackie is sure to be interesting.